Seagate FreeAgent Go Portable 500GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive / Black ST905003FAD2E1-RK - £49.99 delivered at Play.com - HotUKDeals
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The ultimate portable storage solution for your photos, music, videos, and more

The FreeAgent Go drive offers up to 500 GB of capacity, so you can comfortably store all your files. It includes easy-to-use software that lets you automatically back up your data, synchronize files, and encrypt important files and folders. Plus, it's the world's first portable hard drive with a convenient desktop dock accessory. Simply pop your drive into the FreeAgent dock whenever you want to access your files-no more fumbling for cables!

# 500GB HDD Holds:
# Up to 142,000 digital photos
# Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
# Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
# Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
# Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
# Up to 60 hours of HD video
# Easily store your photos, music, and other files
# Carry your data while you travel, or to and from work and home
# Quickly sync and back up at your desktop without having to search for cables
# Keep important files and folders private
# Get your storage solution up and running quickly
# USB 2.0: up to 480 Mb/s
# Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM
# Dock optional extra is not included

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#1
hot, but shame there is no docking station.
#2
about time these portable 500gb drive came under £50, I got a refurbished one for £39.99, but I would happily pay an extra tenner for a new one
#3
kev3
hot, but shame there is no docking station.


why? nearly all portable drives don't have docking stations. is a usb lead too much for you to copy with?
#4
just looks nice in a dock :)
#5
does anybody know if you have to plug it in the mains for it to work?
1 Like #6
thomasbyrne
does anybody know if you have to plug it in the mains for it to work?
usb powered
#7
brilly
thomasbyrne
does anybody know if you have to plug it in the mains for it to work?
usb powered

cheers :D
#8
as i said last time this came up, i got one for my missus a couple xmas' ago.
great drive, taken all kinds of abuse from her, still works perfect :)
#9
Still £10 more expensive than the 500GB Samsung Michael Jackson hard drive thats been knocking about. I`m sure I can cope with Michael Jackson on the front of it for a 20% saving.
#10
Bought one of these the other day. Was happy to spend an extra tenner to get this drive than the hideous MJ one.

They also have the blue and red versions for the same price.

Edited By: RockGod117 on Aug 20, 2010 12:39: edit
#11
I got one of these drives about a year ago, and I love it. So great at carrying about with me and my laptop. It is very reliable and looks nice, and is silent so doesnt make mad noises like other ones. I have other portable drives but this one is by far the nicest.

I hope they bring out a 1TB version of this in the future as I've pretty much filled this one.

Edited By: xanderex on Aug 20, 2010 13:13: addition
1 Like #12
The Jacko drive for £38 pishes all over it
#13
IF you can spare an extra £10, you can get an extra 140gb from Maplin

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=415759
#15
I have had this hard drive for over a year and have been very pleased with it... plus it survived a number of drops including down the stairs!
#16
Richard27
about time these portable 500gb drive came under £50, I got a refurbished one for £39.99, but I would happily pay an extra tenner for a new one

The Samsung MJ 500Gb was less than £50 and there have been a couple of deals recently on 640Gb at £55 and less so this ain't blazing HOT - voting COLD to keep the heat down ;-)
#17
niceguyrichy
as i said last time this came up, i got one for my missus a couple xmas' ago.great drive, taken all kinds of abuse from her, still works perfect :)

you are a pratical man, just like me , my missus never appriciated my high tech high res wifi photo frame,
#18
Richard27
about time these portable 500gb drive came under £50, I got a refurbished one for £39.99, but I would happily pay an extra tenner for a new one


I just got the Hitachi XL500 from PC World £39.99. A good buy.
1 Like #19
philz55
Richard27
about time these portable 500gb drive came under £50, I got a refurbished one for £39.99, but I would happily pay an extra tenner for a new one
I just got the Hitachi XL500 from PC World £39.99. A good buy.
if you mean the drive you got was a good buy then not really as its a desktop drive not a portable like the freeagent.
#20
brilly
philz55
Richard27
about time these portable 500gb drive came under £50, I got a refurbished one for £39.99, but I would happily pay an extra tenner for a new one
I just got the Hitachi XL500 from PC World £39.99. A good buy.
if you mean the drive you got was a good buy then not really as its a desktop drive not a portable like the freeagent.


yeah, my second Hard drive was always gonna be USB powered one, I hated having to find a power point and power up my old one eveyrtime I needed to get something especially when it a very small thing I needed and it was ten times a day

ive had my portable for a couple of months now and its soooo much better, if you are constantly getting and taking things off and on your hard drive, get a USB powered one, yes you dont get as much for your money but you pay for the portability and convenience
#21
am in the markey for one of these, but see the michael jacko one is £10 quid cheaper,but apparently you cannot format the the MJ one using ntfs...? Can anyone confirm or not ? Does anyone know if this seagate one can be formatted using ntfs (to allow for file size over 4gig)

Thanks
#22
rugman
am in the markey for one of these, but see the michael jacko one is £10 quid cheaper,but apparently you cannot format the the MJ one using ntfs...? Can anyone confirm or not ? Does anyone know if this seagate one can be formatted using ntfs (to allow for file size over 4gig)Thanks
afaik you can use this if having problems with MJ one http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_ex_fu.html

the freeagent i have read comes ntfs anyway
#23
brilly
rugman
am in the markey for one of these, but see the michael jacko one is £10 quid cheaper,but apparently you cannot format the the MJ one using ntfs...? Can anyone confirm or not ? Does anyone know if this seagate one can be formatted using ntfs (to allow for file size over 4gig)Thanks
afaik you can use this if having problems with MJ onehttp://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_ex_fu.htmlthe freeagent i have read comes ntfs anyway

top stuff fella, many thanks ! Might go for the MJ one then, it's just to hang off the back of the Humax hdr, so no one will see it !!
#24
anyone got a good way to format this to FAT32 for my PS3?

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